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We looked up how much traffic they had and said 'well, just ignore this, it has no traffic, why feed trolls.' And then it was shocking to see 36 hours later that the Post has picked up the story and flogged it on the front page as if these people were legitimate. If you read the FAQ you could see these people were nuts.

Naked Capitalism's Yves Smith talks about ending up on a bizarre list of Russian propagandists posted by the anonymous website PropOrNot - a inept group being legitimized by the Washington Post - and explores the larger context of misinformation as a tool wielded by political interests and media organizations to their own ends.

Yves wrote the recent blog posts We're Under Attack and We Demand That The Washington Post Retract Its Propaganda Story Defaming Naked Capitalism and Other Sites and Issue an Apology.

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Yves Smith blogs about finance, economics and politics at Naked Capitalism.

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